The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)

GRANT HESLOV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, Ruby Films, Smokehouse Pictures, Westgate Film Services, Winchester Capital Partners.  Screenplay by Peter Straughan, based on the book by Jon Ronson.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Paul Lister.  Music by Rolfe Kent.  Production Design by Sharon Seymour.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Tatiana S. Riegel.  Toronto…

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Leatherheads (2008)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA/Germany, 2008.  Universal Pictures, Casey Silver Productions, Smokehouse Pictures, Internationale Scarena Filmproduktionsgesellschaft 1. Screenplay by Duncan Brantley, Rick Reilly.  Cinematography by Newton Thomas Sigel.  Produced by Grant Heslov, Casey Silver.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.   An unfortunate misfire given…

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Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)

GEORGE CLOONEY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/France/Japan, 2005.  Warner Independent Pictures, 2929 Productions, Participant Media, Davis Films, Redbus Pictures, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Section Eight.  Screenplay by George Clooney, Grant Heslov.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Grant Heslov.  Music by Jim Papoulis.  Production Design by James D. Bissell.  Costume Design by Louise Frogley.  Film Editing by Stephen Mirrione.  Academy Awards 2005. American Film…

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Chacun Son Cinema, ou Ce Petit Coup Au Coeur Quand La Lumiere S’Eteint et Que Le Film Commence (2007)

Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Aki Kaurismaki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski,…

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Argo

BEN AFFLECK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Following the terminally ill Shah’s escape to America and Ayatollah Khomeini’s rise to power over a newly conservative Iran, Americans at the U.S. embassy in 1979 Tehran find themselves in grave danger. Crowds storm the streets, furiously demanding that the Shah be sent back to Iran to be…

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